Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Donations can be made in person, by mail or through online giving.

In Traditional Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Linda Peppernick

Acolyte - Maddie Harmon

The left altar flowers are placed to the glory of God and in memory of Jean’s father Paul Hoover by Jean and Frank Flohr.

The right altar flowers are placed to the glory of God and in memory of mother Mildred Rice by Betty Clopper.

A Centerpiece is to the glory of God and in memory of husband Michael Agostinelli who would have celebrated a birthday on February 22nd by Marie Agostinelli.

A Centerpiece is to the glory of God and in memory of husband Robert who would have celebrated his birthday on February 23 by Lois Good .

A Centerpiece is to the glory of God and in memory of son, Eric, who would have celebrated his birthday on February 22. Given by Charles and Linda Hess.

Flowers placements are available  for March 13, 20, 27, and April 3.  To place flowers contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660)



Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

Kids Konnect -Wednesdays this Winter! 6pm-8pm.

2022-2023 Parent Information Packet (Digital)

Prayer Partner February Focus: Pray that God would allow us to create a safe place in our groups where everyone feels respected and no one shows favoritism. Ask God to impress on kids’ hearts the importance of treating others with respect, no matter who they are, what they like, or how they act.

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Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meets regularly at the church on Wednesdays from 6-8pm.

First Church’s Basketball team play February 21 at 7:15 PM at the Rec Center.

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Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.


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Women Connect

Next Meeting Date: February 18, 2023

Seeking the Mind of Jesus
Led by Gail Vaughn
Music: Anne and Elizabeth Hill
Table Talk:
What do you do to quiet your spirit for prayer?
Think about “steeping” yourself in the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Have you ever experienced it? Have you ever resisted it? Why?

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

Sponsors are needed for a special program being initiated by the US Government to help Haitians and other impoverish country citizenry immigrate legally.  It does not require a financial commitment but a willingness to help people with completing required documentation.  For information contact Etzer Pierre

Mission Central is in need of  women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, and rulers.

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help. New Session starts March 6, 2023 at 1pm until 3pm in Alda Bower.

Loss of a Spouse is February 27, 2023. There are 2 sessions: 1-3pm and 6-8pm.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

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Did you know that if you can’t make your preferred Sunday morning service, you can come Thursday Night for a brief but meaningful service and stay for a delicious dinner?

At First Church you can!

It's called Dinner Church and you are welcome to join us every week to connect with God through worship and with our community through food and conversation!

Lenten Study - Prodigal God Wednesday’s at two times:

1:00 PM and 6:00 PM beginning March 1st then every Wednesday through April 5th.  Please sign up by emailing Pastor Steve at or text or call at 717-873-6626.  We need a count to be sure we have enough books.  We will meet in the Hope Sunday School Room.


February 22, 2023

Labyrinth Experience

8 PM - 5 PM

Ash Wednesday Service

7:00 PM in th Sanctuary



Letter on Discernment: The Leadership team has sent a letter to the Bishops and our Conference Superintendent explaining leadership’s rational for entering into the discernment process.  FUMC leadership team felt it needful to give their rationale to conference leaders.  The letter is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway across from the display case.

Susquehanna University Choir in concert at St. John’s UCC 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg Sunday February 26 @ 3PM

Habitat for Humanity used book sale—March 19, 20 at St. John's UCC.  Donate books through February - or call St. John’s 717-263-8593

Bunny Parson's  90th birthday is 2/21 and her family is doing a card shower for her.  Cards can be sent any time in February.  Please feel free to send a picture of your family with the card.  It helps her recognition.

Her address is:

1900 Ravine Ridge

Building C  Apt. 12009

Williamsport, PA  17701

Offering Envelopes Due to supply chain and the inability to add employees at the rate necessary has created a slow draw on production and shipping the envelope company is forced to suspend the production of the remaining supply of your February envelopes. The offering envelopes will resume and be delivered by the first Sunday in March.  Please record your envelope number and use a regular envelope with the number and your name written on it during February so we can keep an accurate recording of giving.  Thank you!  The company apologizes for the inconvenience.

Weekday Welcome Desk Help Needed -If you can provide coverage at the welcome desk on Mondays OR be a backup when we have a need Tuesday –Thursday, from 9 AM to noon, contact Stacey at 717-263-8491 or

Important Note regarding upcoming events: If you are planning a church event, please contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder (recovering in rehab)
Gideon Hill (isolating at home)
John Parson
Bobbi Snyder
Jenny Barnes
Carol Crow
Luke Vulgamott
Jan Horst
Gary Gettle
Linda Leidig
Glennis Parris
Helen Rice
Sam Rice
Dottie Vidal
Dave Decker
Jane Pensinger
Janet Wood
Dick Jenkins
Bob Thomas

Prayers for Our World

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - cold, snow, flooding, power outages.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Grief Share

Mission Experience June 2023

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Ron Diehl

Bob Diehl

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

Ed Wentz's Daughter and Son-in-law

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

Wisdom, strength and comfort for in-home caregivers.

Families struggling with grief and loss.

Families struggling with housing and financial issues.

Families struggling with reconciliation and forgiveness.

Peace for those dealing with anxiety.

Faith for those who struggle to believe in what they cannot see.


Weekday Policy:

Whenever Chambersburg Area Schools close

for inclement weather, all activities at FUMC will also be cancelled.

If they have a 2 hr delay the church office will have a 2 hr delay.

If they get out early the church office

will close early and all activities for the evening will be cancelled.

Sunday Policy:

Please use one of the following methods to check on cancellations:

A.) The church website

B.) The church’s Facebook page

(Email church notices to by Wednesday)


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